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Upcoming Tech EventsYou are invited to join us for the in-person digital learning events listed on the calendar below.

We provide access to devices, Internet and free learning opportunities, so you can safely and effectively use technology for work, school, play and more.  With our in-person and online learning options you have everything you need to engage fully in community life. Check out the menu on the left for more info!


 Upcoming

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  • CANCELED: One-on-one Tech Tutoring @ Downtown
    Sun, Aug. 25 (1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown

    One of our tech savvy librarians will help you with a variety of technology services during weekly drop-in 20-30 minute appointments. First come first served, appointments are taken in order of appearance. Topics include: creating an email account, creating word documents, attaching files, using premium subscription library resources, downloading and streaming content like movies, books, and audiobooks, and much more! Please bring any devices you use, and have your necessary passwords and library card with you. 

  • One-on-one Tech Tutoring @ Downtown
    Mon, Aug. 26 (4:00 PM-6:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown

    One of our tech savvy librarians will help you with a variety of technology services during weekly drop-in 20-30 minute appointments. First come first served, appointments are taken in order of appearance. Topics include: creating an email account, creating word documents, attaching files, using premium subscription library resources, downloading and streaming content like movies, books, and audiobooks, and much more! Please bring any devices you use, and have your necessary passwords and library card with you. 

  • One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Aptos
    Wed, Aug. 28 (11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
    Location: Aptos

    Trying to play with technology and getting frustrated? A tech savvy librarian will provide instruction in the use of a wide range of technology services: How to use free downloadable content available from your library in a number of formats (eBooks, eAudiobooks, and streaming video) Introduction to SCPL databases (i.e. Consumer Reports, Community Information, etc…) Creating an email account Downloading and attaching files Word processing direction and support Drop-in weekly appointments, 20 minute slots available. To best support learning, please bring the following items: devices (i.e., laptops, tablets, and/or smartphones), necessary passwords (Google Play, App Store), and library card! First-come, First-served. FREE! 

  • One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Aptos
    Wed, Sept. 4 (11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
    Location: Aptos

    Trying to play with technology and getting frustrated? A tech savvy librarian will provide instruction in the use of a wide range of technology services: How to use free downloadable content available from your library in a number of formats (eBooks, eAudiobooks, and streaming video) Introduction to SCPL databases (i.e. Consumer Reports, Community Information, etc…) Creating an email account Downloading and attaching files Word processing direction and support Drop-in weekly appointments, 20 minute slots available. To best support learning, please bring the following items: devices (i.e., laptops, tablets, and/or smartphones), necessary passwords (Google Play, App Store), and library card! First-come, First-served. FREE! 

  • Tech Talks: Smartphone 101
    Thu, Sept. 5 (10:30 AM-12:00 PM)
    Location: Branciforte

    This is not your typical computer class...it's a discussion about optimizing your Apple or Android mobile device!  This workshop will help you get the most from your basic features and settings. 

  • Citizen Science @ Downtown
    Thu, Sept. 5 (6:30 PM-8:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown
    Room: Downtown Upstairs Meeting Room

    Topic: Spinning - A Verb for Staying Warm

    Santa Cruz Public Librarian and Master Spinner, Julie Soto presents a talk about the art and science of hand spinning.

    She will discuss the history and tools of hand spinning, fibers of all kinds, and the basic technology required to produce one’s own yarn. The presentation includes plenty of time for questions and there will be time for a hands on exploration.

    Julie Soto is an SCPL Librarian at the Live Oak Branch Library. She is also an avid spinner with 16 years experience in the fiber arts. She has owned her own yarn business in Southern California, and sold hand-dyed roving and yarn at craft fairs, yarn stores, renaissance fairs, and SCA events.  

     

    Join us every first Thursday of the month for a presentation and Q&A with local experts and researchers in the field discussing life science, ecology, geology, genetics, climatology and more. Citizen Science is a collaboration between the Santa Cruz Public Libraries; the Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery (SCCMOD), and the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). Let’s connect, inspire and inform each other! For more information contact pro@santacruzpl.org • 831-427-7717.

  • One-on-one Tech Tutoring @ Downtown
    Mon, Sept. 9 (4:00 PM-6:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown

    One of our tech savvy librarians will help you with a variety of technology services during weekly drop-in 20-30 minute appointments. First come first served, appointments are taken in order of appearance. Topics include: creating an email account, creating word documents, attaching files, using premium subscription library resources, downloading and streaming content like movies, books, and audiobooks, and much more! Please bring any devices you use, and have your necessary passwords and library card with you. 

  • One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Aptos
    Wed, Sept. 11 (11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
    Location: Aptos

    Trying to play with technology and getting frustrated? A tech savvy librarian will provide instruction in the use of a wide range of technology services: How to use free downloadable content available from your library in a number of formats (eBooks, eAudiobooks, and streaming video) Introduction to SCPL databases (i.e. Consumer Reports, Community Information, etc…) Creating an email account Downloading and attaching files Word processing direction and support Drop-in weekly appointments, 20 minute slots available. To best support learning, please bring the following items: devices (i.e., laptops, tablets, and/or smartphones), necessary passwords (Google Play, App Store), and library card! First-come, First-served. FREE! 

Upcoming Tech EventsYou are invited to join us for the in-person digital learning events listed on the calendar below.

We provide access to devices, Internet and free learning opportunities, so you can safely and effectively use technology for work, school, play and more.  With our in-person and online learning options you have everything you need to engage fully in community life. Check out the menu on the left for more info!


 Upcoming

View Full Calendar
  • CANCELED: One-on-one Tech Tutoring @ Downtown
    Sun, Aug. 25 (1:00 PM-3:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown

    One of our tech savvy librarians will help you with a variety of technology services during weekly drop-in 20-30 minute appointments. First come first served, appointments are taken in order of appearance. Topics include: creating an email account, creating word documents, attaching files, using premium subscription library resources, downloading and streaming content like movies, books, and audiobooks, and much more! Please bring any devices you use, and have your necessary passwords and library card with you. 

  • One-on-one Tech Tutoring @ Downtown
    Mon, Aug. 26 (4:00 PM-6:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown

    One of our tech savvy librarians will help you with a variety of technology services during weekly drop-in 20-30 minute appointments. First come first served, appointments are taken in order of appearance. Topics include: creating an email account, creating word documents, attaching files, using premium subscription library resources, downloading and streaming content like movies, books, and audiobooks, and much more! Please bring any devices you use, and have your necessary passwords and library card with you. 

  • One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Aptos
    Wed, Aug. 28 (11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
    Location: Aptos

    Trying to play with technology and getting frustrated? A tech savvy librarian will provide instruction in the use of a wide range of technology services: How to use free downloadable content available from your library in a number of formats (eBooks, eAudiobooks, and streaming video) Introduction to SCPL databases (i.e. Consumer Reports, Community Information, etc…) Creating an email account Downloading and attaching files Word processing direction and support Drop-in weekly appointments, 20 minute slots available. To best support learning, please bring the following items: devices (i.e., laptops, tablets, and/or smartphones), necessary passwords (Google Play, App Store), and library card! First-come, First-served. FREE! 

  • One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Aptos
    Wed, Sept. 4 (11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
    Location: Aptos

    Trying to play with technology and getting frustrated? A tech savvy librarian will provide instruction in the use of a wide range of technology services: How to use free downloadable content available from your library in a number of formats (eBooks, eAudiobooks, and streaming video) Introduction to SCPL databases (i.e. Consumer Reports, Community Information, etc…) Creating an email account Downloading and attaching files Word processing direction and support Drop-in weekly appointments, 20 minute slots available. To best support learning, please bring the following items: devices (i.e., laptops, tablets, and/or smartphones), necessary passwords (Google Play, App Store), and library card! First-come, First-served. FREE! 

  • Tech Talks: Smartphone 101
    Thu, Sept. 5 (10:30 AM-12:00 PM)
    Location: Branciforte

    This is not your typical computer class...it's a discussion about optimizing your Apple or Android mobile device!  This workshop will help you get the most from your basic features and settings. 

  • Citizen Science @ Downtown
    Thu, Sept. 5 (6:30 PM-8:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown
    Room: Downtown Upstairs Meeting Room

    Topic: Spinning - A Verb for Staying Warm

    Santa Cruz Public Librarian and Master Spinner, Julie Soto presents a talk about the art and science of hand spinning.

    She will discuss the history and tools of hand spinning, fibers of all kinds, and the basic technology required to produce one’s own yarn. The presentation includes plenty of time for questions and there will be time for a hands on exploration.

    Julie Soto is an SCPL Librarian at the Live Oak Branch Library. She is also an avid spinner with 16 years experience in the fiber arts. She has owned her own yarn business in Southern California, and sold hand-dyed roving and yarn at craft fairs, yarn stores, renaissance fairs, and SCA events.  

     

    Join us every first Thursday of the month for a presentation and Q&A with local experts and researchers in the field discussing life science, ecology, geology, genetics, climatology and more. Citizen Science is a collaboration between the Santa Cruz Public Libraries; the Santa Cruz Children's Museum of Discovery (SCCMOD), and the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC). Let’s connect, inspire and inform each other! For more information contact pro@santacruzpl.org • 831-427-7717.

  • One-on-one Tech Tutoring @ Downtown
    Mon, Sept. 9 (4:00 PM-6:00 PM)
    Location: Downtown

    One of our tech savvy librarians will help you with a variety of technology services during weekly drop-in 20-30 minute appointments. First come first served, appointments are taken in order of appearance. Topics include: creating an email account, creating word documents, attaching files, using premium subscription library resources, downloading and streaming content like movies, books, and audiobooks, and much more! Please bring any devices you use, and have your necessary passwords and library card with you. 

  • One-on-One Tech Tutoring @ Aptos
    Wed, Sept. 11 (11:00 AM-12:00 PM)
    Location: Aptos

    Trying to play with technology and getting frustrated? A tech savvy librarian will provide instruction in the use of a wide range of technology services: How to use free downloadable content available from your library in a number of formats (eBooks, eAudiobooks, and streaming video) Introduction to SCPL databases (i.e. Consumer Reports, Community Information, etc…) Creating an email account Downloading and attaching files Word processing direction and support Drop-in weekly appointments, 20 minute slots available. To best support learning, please bring the following items: devices (i.e., laptops, tablets, and/or smartphones), necessary passwords (Google Play, App Store), and library card! First-come, First-served. FREE!